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The EISCAT 3D radar system to revolutionize atmospheric research

The new EISCAT 3D radar system will provide three-dimensional images of northern lights. The project is coordinated by the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory of the University of Oulu. CSC is actively involved in the project.

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User experience: Excellent!

The new CSC supercomputer Mahti was inaugurated into researchers' use at a virtual seminar on 7 October. At the event, six Mahti Pilot Users shared their initial experiences of the computer.

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Structural biology, biochemistry and molecular simulations of mitochondrial complex I – a key role of accessory protein in biological energy conversion

By combining the power of structural biology, biochemistry and multiscale molecular simulations, researchers from Germany and Finland found a key role of an accessory subunit in energy production by respiratory complex I, a central bioenergetic enzyme.

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Sharing enables screening 16 million structures in 7 minutes

In silico research is integral in drug discovery. Schrödinger has developed a new algorithm which can exploit a GPU to perform significantly faster screening. Sharing a preprocessed molecular library file in Puhti disk reduces screening wall clock time from weeks to minutes.

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CSC is prepared for trouble

CSC participated in the national Finnish TIETO20 cyber security exercise for government agencies and selected private companies.

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CSC is a 50-year-old pioneer, forerunner and cosmopolite

This year marks 50 years since the start of our activities. When the Univac central computer and its punch cards were harnessed for scientific and research use in 1971, the world was still discovering how to utilize ICT services.

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Defining DevOps

A colleague asked me to define DevOps. I managed to give a fairly sensible answer, but I was left wondering about the question, and how to understand the answer.

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The metagenome of the Christmas tree

The Christmas tree became common in Finland during the 19th century in estate homes. It is usually kept inside and is a decorated wild spruce (Picea). Along with the spruce, millions of wrappers, campers, glaciers, mites and spiders are carried home from nature. Spruce smells as it evaporates resinous organic substances such as phenols and other polyaromatic hydrocarbons. They can cause allergies, but bugs are essentially no harm. Are they actually useful?

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Case Trafotek, SEMTEC project: CSC involved in developing modelling tools for industrial needs

Together with CSC, VTT, three universities and six companies from the electromechanical industry, Trafotek Oy participated in the SEMTEC project, whose mandate was to develop simulation tools for electromechanical problems. The project was carried out in close cooperation with research institutes and companies.

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Case Disior: code optimization support from CSC

Disior Ltd. is a Finnish start-up software company which develops computational software for treating bone fractures. Disior was one of the companies that was granted resources in the European high-performance computing infrastructure PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) in its call for applications under the SHAPE program (SME HPC Adoption Programme for Europe) in autumn 2017.

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Case VRK / Valtiokonttori: CSC mukana digitalisoimassa julkishallinnon palveluja

Julkishallinnon digitalisaatio on yhteiskuntamme tärkeimpiä kehityskohteita. Yhä useampia palveluja digitalisoidaan ja tietoja siirretään eri muodoissa luontevasti eri toimijoiden kesken. Julkishallinnossa pyritään hyödyntämään entistä laajemmin CSC:n osaamista, jota on jo aiemmin käytetty tutkimuksen, opetuksen sekä kulttuurin palveluissa.

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Management and analysis of genome data support research in diseases

Data on the Finnish genome suitable for research use is available in different databases and data reserves around the world. Finland's national goal is to store all data produced on the Finns in Finland to allow analysts to combine it with other health data.

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